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Campgrounds filling up for Easter 2016

Logue Brook Dam campground. Photo- Parks and Wildlife
Logue Brook Dam campground. Photo- Parks and Wildlife

The Department of Parks and Wildlife is advising people planning on camping in national parks and reserves over the Easter long weekend to check availability before they go.

Many campgrounds in parks and reserves in the South West, Warren and Swan regions are fully occupied ahead of the Easter long weekend, with limited availability at some sites on a first-come, first-served basis. All bookable campsites are full.

The department encourages people planning to camp in national parks and reserves to arrive as early as possible and have a back-up plan in place in case their preferred campground is full.

To view the latest up to date availability information for all Parks and Wildlife campgrounds go tohttps://parkstay.dpaw.wa.gov.au/camp-finder/available-sites-at-other-campgroundsand to make bookings for selected campgrounds up to 180 days in advance go toparkstay.dpaw.wa.gov.au

Swan Region

-        Most campgrounds in Lane Poole Reserve are full.

-        Perth Hills Discovery Centre camp site in Beelu National Park is full.

-        Avon Valley National Park campgrounds are filling up fast.

-        Martins Tank campground in Yalgorup National Park is full.

South West Region

-        In Wellington National Park, Honeymoon Pool is expected to be full by Thursday and Potters Gorge camp site is closed for redevelopment.

-        Belvidere campground in Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park will reopen for the Easter weekend.

-        In State forest, some sites may be available at Hoffman Mill, Stockton Lake, Glen Mervyn Dam. The new Logue Brook Dam campground is full.

-        Conto campground in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park is full.

-        Sues Bridge campground in Blackwood River National Park is very popular and usually fills very quickly.

Warren Region

-        Shannon National Park campground is closed for redevelopment, however the park is open.

-        Big Brook Arboretum, Draftys and Warren campground in Warren National Park are likely to be full over Easter.

-        There may be limited space at Crystal Springs and Lake Jasper campground in D’Entrecasteaux National Park, and Fernhook Falls in Mount Frankland National Park.

Due to extremely high demand during the Easter break, Parks and Wildlife advises that all campgrounds are likely to fill up by this evening as people arrive early to secure their spots.

Campgrounds are expected to remain fully occupied throughout the long weekend.

Parks and Wildlife is building at least 450 new camp and caravan sites in Western Australia’s national parks and reserves over four years through the Parks for People initiative.

 

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